6th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus

News:The 6th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) will be held in Bangkok,Thailand. Facts: About ADMM-Plus: The ADMM-Plus is a platform for ASEAN countries and its eight Dialogue Partners to strengthen security and defence cooperation for peace, stability, and development in the region. The eight dialogue partners are Australia,New Zealand, India, China, Russia, the US, Japan… Continue reading 6th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus

16th ASEAN-India Summit

News:Indian Prime minister has attended the 16th India-ASEAN summit held in Bangkok,Thailand. Facts: Key takeaways from the summit: India has allocated 1 billion USD as line of credit to improve physical and digital connectivity. The ASEAN countries has acknowledged India’s growing role in the Indo-Pacific for the first time after the bloc came out with… Continue reading 16th ASEAN-India Summit

India, ASEAN agree to review free trade pact in goods

News:India and the 10-member ASEAN nations have agreed to initiate a review of the bilateral free trade agreement(FTA) in goods to make it more user-friendly, simple and trade facilitative. Facts: About ASEAN–India Free Trade Area (AIFTA)  The ASEAN–India Free Trade Area (AIFTA) is a free trade area among the ten member states of the Association… Continue reading India, ASEAN agree to review free trade pact in goods

Govt attempts fresh focus on FTAs, talks with U.S., EU and ASEAN negotiators next week

Indian Government will engage in three sets of important trade talks with the European Union (EU), the United States and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). The talks will focus on resolving its pending talks on trade and dispelling criticism that India has been protectionist and held up Free Trade Agreement(FTA) negotiations. The chief negotiator… Continue reading Govt attempts fresh focus on FTAs, talks with U.S., EU and ASEAN negotiators next week

India welcomes ASEAN’s outlook on Indo-Pacific

India has welcomed the ASEAN’s outlook on the Indo-Pacific by saying that it sees important elements of convergence with its own perspective on the region. The ASEAN nations has adopted the ‘ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific’ in the recently concluded ASEAN Officials Meeting(SOM) held in Bangkok,Thailand. The outlook says that it views Asia-Pacific and the… Continue reading India welcomes ASEAN’s outlook on Indo-Pacific

ASEAN vows to tackle ocean waste

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) has vowed to fight against plastic pollution in the ocean as their leaders adopted a joint declaration during the 34th Asean summit in Bangkok. The Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris in ASEAN Region was adopted by the leaders of the ASEAN countries which includes four of the world’s… Continue reading ASEAN vows to tackle ocean waste